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Marion Reneau disagrees with judges, open to rematch with Bethe Correia after draw

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL – Marion Reneau talks to the media about her draw with Bethe Correia at UFC Fight Night 106, how she scored the bout, wanting a rematch with Correia, and much more.

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Video: Sobbing Christy Mack testifies against War Machine in open court, recounts harrowing cycle of abuse

Just as she did in late 2014, former adult film actress Christine “Christy MacK” Mackinday sat in open court to testify against ex-boyfriend Jon “War Machine” Koppenhaver.

And, just like 2014, it was a painful experience.

“I just wanted to make him happy,” Mackinday told the jury. “I could prevent being hit, or him being angry, by doing something sexual. Now I understand the manipulation and abusive relationships. I look back, and I know that’s not how things should have been.”

Or perhaps they were, according to the accused.

Koppenhaver, who logged miles with both Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Bellator MMA, is charged with 34 felonies, including attempted murder, after his alleged attack on Mackinday and former reality show star Corey Thomas.

“War Machine,” who faces life in prison, plead not guilty to the litany of charges and opening statements were delivered in Clark County, Nevada, earlier this week (watch them here).

For an extensive background on this case, including police reports, eyewitness testimony and much more, click here.

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Edson Barboza UFC Fight Night 106 open workout

FORTALEZA, Brazil — Watch Edson Barboza train ahead of his UFC Fight Night 106 lightweight bout with Beneil Dariush in Fortaleza, Brazil.

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Francis Ngannou open workout

LAS VEGAS — After UFC 209 media day, Francis Ngannou participated in an open workout session at a UFC Gym in Las Vegas.

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Tony Ferguson UFC 209 open workout scrum

LAS VEGAS — At UFC 209 open workouts, Tony Ferguson discusses whether or not he has a beef with Khabib Nurmagomedov outside the Octagon, why he feels like Nurmagomedov is a bully, and his take on Conor McGregor’s future.

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Oddsmakers open Michael Bisping as betting favorite to be Georges St-Pierre’s next UFC opponent

It didn’t take long for the betting world to weigh-in on the Georges St-Pierre sweepstakes.

Following news reported Wednesday by MMA Fighting that St-Pierre was on the verge of signing a new multi-fight contract with the UFC, oddsmakers at Bovada set the opening lines for the question hanging on everyone’s mind: who will be St-Pierre’s next opponent?

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping opened as the +130 betting favorite, which shouldn’t be a surprise considering that both Bisping and St-Pierre have lobbied to fight one another for several months dating back to late-2016.

But Bisping wasn’t the only name thrown into the mix. Complete opening odds can be seen below.


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St-Pierre, 35, reigned over the UFC welterweight division from 2007 until 2013 as one of the most popular fighters in the sport. He defended his UFC title nine consecutive times — a record for the division — culminating in a hard-fought split decision over Johny Hendricks in Nov. 2013. Afterward, St-Pierre surprised many within the sport by vacating the belt and exiting the UFC on top, although he always hinted that a return could be in the cards for the right fight.

Even today, St-Pierre is widely considered to be the greatest welterweight to ever compete in mixed martial arts. In June 2016, he announced his intentions to return to the UFC and a desire to fight Bisping. A myriad of contract issues complicated that return, however it appears the worst is behind St-Pierre and the Canadian icon is targeting a fight in the third quarter of 2017.

With a lack of big-name stars at the UFC’s disposal, St-Pierre’s comeback will undoubtedly prove to be a financial boon for the new owners of the UFC — and the lucky opponent who gets selected to challenge the former champion.

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Wilson Reis wants Demetrious Johnson next, but open to title eliminator bout with Joseph Benavidez

NEW YORK – Wilson Reis talks to the media about his decision win over Ulka Sasaki at UFC 208, wanting to fight flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, but willing to take title eliminator bout with Joseph Benavidez, his mustache, and much more.

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Wilson Reis wants Demetrious Johnson next, but open to title eliminator bout with Joseph Benavidez

NEW YORK – Wilson Reis talks to the media about his decision win over Ulka Sasaki at UFC 208, wanting to fight flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, but willing to take title eliminator bout with Joseph Benavidez, his mustache, and much more.

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Wilson Reis wants Demetrious Johnson next, but open to title eliminator bout with Joseph Benavidez

NEW YORK – Wilson Reis talks to the media about his decision win over Ulka Sasaki at UFC 208, wanting to fight flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, but willing to take title eliminator bout with Joseph Benavidez, his mustache, and much more.

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Wilson Reis wants Demetrious Johnson next, but open to title eliminator bout with Joseph Benavidez

NEW YORK – Wilson Reis talks to the media about his decision win over Ulka Sasaki at UFC 208, wanting to fight flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, but willing to take title eliminator bout with Joseph Benavidez, his mustache, and much more.

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